Liberty Apartments at 1519 Baltic Ave. in Atlantic City — Courtesy: TAT
By Joshua Burd
The owner of three affordable housing properties in Atlantic City has unveiled a major renovation of the 153-unit portfolio.
Designed by architecture firm TAT for WinnDevelopment, the assets known as Sencit Liberty Apartments comprises three properties across the city, including the historic Liberty Apartments at 1519 Baltic Ave., which opened in 1924 and served as a hotel until its conversion into 76 units. The portfolio also includes Schoolhouse Apartments, formerly the Illinois Avenue School, which was built in 1906 and later adapted into 66 units, and a former YMCA that now operates as the 20-unit Disston Apartments.
According to the project team, upgrades to the properties have preserved affordable housing in the city while dramatically improving the development’s financial performance, energy efficiency and livability. Enhancements include new HVAC systems, canopy and façade repair, new window security screens, the installation of high-efficiency gas-fired condensing boilers and the repointing, cleaning and painting of exterior masonry.
Intended to meet standards for sustainable design, each property is also equipped with Energy Star appliances, new plumbing and gas-fired water heaters with 95 percent efficiency, low-flow toilets and LED lighting, according to a news release.